1. Program Management: Plans, organizes, and oversees the full complement of activities within the Group Commander's Support Staff (CSS). Oversees Group programs to facilitate the Group and squadron commander's vision. Keeps abreast of and briefs the Group and squadron senior Commander(s) regarding assigned program status; actual or potential problems and changes that could possibly affect the operation of the group and subordinate units. Recommends redirection of assets if necessary to achieve improved overall mission effectiveness. Oversees workflow and tasking to ensure personnel and administrative processes are completed as required. Reviews organization mission, functions, and manning requirements. Identifies requirements and initiates requests for additional resources including personnel, overtime, equipment, supplies, and space to ensure success in meeting goals and objectives. Provides advice to senior staff on significant issues and problems related to work accomplishment. Establishes metrics and analysis systems to ensure actions are timely processed, measured, and reviewed at critical points. Performs self-inspection and presents detailed and comprehensive report with any corrective action taken to supervisor. Follows-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. Responsible for the implementation of internal policies, procedures and execution governing administration of CSS programs. Responsible for coordination with their respective Force Support Squadron on all matters related to Commander Support Staff (CSS) manning, training, and personnel related issues. Coordinates with other organization managers and customers as appropriate.
Manages a myriad of Unit Commander's programs to include; Drug Demand Reduction Program, Urinalysis, Voting Assistance, promotions and demotions, evaluations, separations, retirements, benefits, entitlements, retention, classification, awards, decorations, retraining, casualty, Defense Travel System (DTS), Government Purchase Card Program, Government Travel Card Program, Air Force Fitness Program, Unit Security Program, Unit Self-Inspection Program, Unit File Maintenance, Unit Health Monitor, and personnel readiness programs. Determines program eligibility, requirements and provides customers resources. Counsels personnel on program eligibility, requirements, resources, opportunities, benefits, and entitlements that affect customer's career.
Responsible for program execution and tracking metrics on force management such as; assignment changes, commander's adverse action program, sanctuary, e-records management, selective reenlistment, and bonus programs. Utilizes MilPDS, Virtual Personnel Center (vPC) records, RAW, myPers and databases; and completes military personnel status changes or updates. Tracks and reports unit health medical readiness and provides statistics to senior leadership for readiness reporting. Reviews products from Military Personnel Section, validates status and briefs members. Works with commanders and personnel to resolve discrepancies and ensures the accuracy of data. Routinely crosschecks data between military personnel data system and source documents for record accuracy. Creates, interprets, and audit management assessment products and transaction registers and identifies mismatches. Prepares and processes Article 15s, letters of reprimand, investigation reports, unfavorable information files, involuntary demotions, and separation actions. Tracks and updates duty status changes, and accountable for duty status reporting to include leave, temporary duty, hospitalization, sick in quarters and casualty reporting. Validates leave web program and suspense systems for personnel actions and correspondence. Manages unit personnel roster (UMPR). Reviews, reconciles and accomplishes corrective action on Unit Manpower Document (UMD). Maintains unit's fitness program, schedules, tracks and reports unit fitness readiness. Facilitates the unit reenlistment/extension program and prepares retention package for staffing through Force Support Squadron. Manages Unit Orders program using the Air Force Reserve Order Writing System (AROWS) and Manpower MPA Man-day Management System (M4S). Advises commanders and provides reports and statistics on personnel readiness. Prepares annual/special training orders and deployment orders. Receives order request, verifies eligibility, need for waiver, sanctuary, and/or deployment availability code. Creates order, provides member copy, and updates participation roster. Performs personnel actions by conducting in/out processing for home-station and deployed personnel, and maintains accountability. Reconciles data analysis products and ensures data accuracy of both deployed and home-station personnel. (40%)
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Conditions of Employment
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Veteran's Preference will apply. DD Form 214's are required for Veteran's Preference. If claiming Veteran's Preference for disability a Disability VA letter must also be submitted.
- Favorable background check is required.
- Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
- PCS expenses will not be paid.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
- Optional Form 306 is a required form, or you will be disqualified.
- Reference Worksheet is a required form, or you will be disqualified (MUST use the form in the link below).
- Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date (see additional information below).
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.
*This is an indefinite position, tenure 3, with a time limit determined by the needs of the agency. Any permanent military technician who is selected for this position will become tenure 3. The selectee will receive the same benefits and entitlements as the tenure 1 employee, but will be considered tenure 3 for purposes of reduction in force. If a permanent resource becomes available, incumbent may be converted to a permanent appointment without competition*
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Nationwide - Open to all US Citizens
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have the following seven basic qualification competency factors: skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit efficient communication; ability to write English in reports and presentation formats; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; ability to assess body language and perceive emotional and/or distress levels; and, skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material. A validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must at least 24 months experience (with at least one year of specialized experiences at the GS-07 level or the equivalent) which provided a working knowledge of National Guard missions, organizations, and federal civilian or military personnel programs. Must have experiences in executing personnel programs and Human Resources Information Systems, as applicable to the specific position and its position description. Must have knowledge and understanding of the personnel and manpower core competencies: Organization Structure; Requirements Determination; Program Allocation and Control; and, Performance Improvement. Have a working knowledge of organizational structures; manpower standards; manpower resources; manpower data systems; or, commercial services to include strategic sourcing. Experienced in performing personnel program requirements that involve advising supervisors and managers; and, experienced in completing accession planning and processing; classification and position management; and, civilian promotions. Experienced in advertising positions, processing assignments or reassignment actions; reviewing human resources development programs; applying education and training policy requirements; discussing retraining procedures; and/or providing retirement options. Competent in discussing the equal opportunity and sexual assault prevention and response programs. Have experiences in career counseling; completing or editing performance evaluations; and, conducting educational and skill development personnel course programs. Competent in merit principles, personnel plans, programs, and policies to guide or advise others on their implementation activities. Skilled in applying program policies, directives, publications, and training manuals. Knowledgeable on allocating manpower resource budgets or execution procedures. Experienced in performance management and productivity programs; or, advising on process improvement, best practices, and performance techniques.
The applicant's accredited educational-degree study program; or other military or civilian academic courses may substitute for some specialized experience.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of months/years.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
A high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma is required. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is desired. A graduate degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
In accordance with Presidential Executive Order 14043 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, new Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date of employment or November 22, 2021, whichever is later. You will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second shot if receiving a two-dose series vaccination (i.e. Pfizer, Moderna) or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccination (i.e. Johnson & Johnson).
All offers of employment will be contingent upon the MA NG's receipt of proper documentation demonstrating compliance with the aforementioned COVID-19 vaccination requirement. If selected for the position, additional information will be provided by the Human Resources Office detailing the process for submitting proper documentation of vaccination and/or how to submit an exemption request.
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